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Career Details :: Caption Writers
Write caption phrases of dialogue for hearing-impaired and foreign language-speaking viewers of movie or television productions.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Writes captions to describe music and background noises.
- Discusses captions with directors or producers of movie and television productions.
- Oversees encoding of captions to master tape of television production.
- Watches production and reviews captions simultaneously to determine which caption phrases require editing.
- Enters commands to synchronize captions with dialogue and place on the screen.
- Operates computerized captioning system for movies or television productions for hearing-impaired and foreign language-speaking viewers.
- Edits translations for correctness of grammar, punctuation, and clarity of expression.
- Translates foreign-language dialogue into English-language captions or English dialogue into foreign-language captions.
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General Work Activities
- Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
- Interacting With Computers
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Consequence of Error